I'm excited to announce that the comic journal I kept as a sister missionary in Tokyo, Japan, is now available in print!
You can buy your copy of "DENDO: One Year and One Half in Tokyo" on Amazon now or learn more about the book by visiting tokyomissionary.com!
Monday, October 19, 2015
If you're still anxiously following the progress of the book version of my comic journal, you can visit http://tokyomissionary.com or http://facebook.com/dendobook where I post regular updates. The first several chapters are available for digital download on comiXology.com, and the print version should be released before November!
Posted by Brittany Long at 11:37 AM
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Today I reached two milestones with my mission journal! First, the entire original manuscript is now finished! I had about five monthly filler pages left (like the one below) that I kept procrastinating, so I finished them up this weekend. Now the entire 18 months of pages are done!
Posted by Brittany Long at 11:22 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Now that my twenty or so sample pages are done and are doing their work pitching the book for publication, I've begun the daunting task of scanning all 600-something pages. With a trusty old scanner and a nice, long audiobook, I've got my work cut out for me.
This morning I completed my MTC journal entries and most of my first transfer, the most contrasting two sets of pages in the whole book. Going from laughing every day with two dozen friends and a supportive learning system to being thrust into the missionary field where I couldn't understand anything or anyone was a shock, and the effects of it took toll on my journal-keeping. I've so many times thought about why I had the initial training experience I did, and if nothing else, it taught me the kind of person I don't want to be the rest of my life. I may have had a really rough time in my first area, but it made me try harder the rest of my mission to get along with others and make do.
Posted by Brittany Long at 11:54 AM
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Over two years ago, I got the envelope from Salt Lake City that changed my life. To celebrate, I'm still working hard on preparing comic pages for print! By request, I'm preparing a sample of more "spiritual" pages that will probably end up looking like this:
Posted by Brittany Long at 9:29 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013
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